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Drug Discovery Looks for Its Next Fix

Jul 31, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/protein-drug-docking_small.png” alt=”” width=”107″ height=”90″ />Despite the highly profitable nature of the pharmaceutical business and the large amount of R&D money companies throw at creating new medicines, the pace of drug development is agonizingly slow. Over the last few years, on average, less than two dozen new drugs have been introduced per year. One of the more promising technologies that could help speed up this process is supercomputing.